Shanghai’s 1000 Trees Project Takes Shape

Shanghai’s 1000 Trees Project Takes Shape

From Thomas Heatherwick comes the 1000 Trees project, a massive mixed use development just outside of Shanghai. Described more as future topography than as architecture, the complex has a distinctive stepped profile, populated by enormous planters and trees. Set on Suzhou Creek, the development is part of the city’s trendy M50 district. Continue reading »

Radical Beauty Project Is Challenging Misconceptions Around Down Syndrome Through Conceptual Beauty Shoots

Radical Beauty Project Is Challenging Misconceptions Around Down Syndrome Through Conceptual Beauty Shoots

On the face of it, the images coming out of the Radical Beauty Project aren’t that far-removed from the avant garde beauty shoots you’d expect to see on the pages of fashion magazines right now. They use some of the industry’s biggest photographers, feature boundary-pushing make-up looks and experimental styling — all under a creative, conceptual art direction. But they offer one thing you don’t tend to see in glossy mags. All the models have Down Syndrome. Continue reading »

Selfies From The Past: Celebrating A Birmingham Community’s Selfies From 40 Years Ago

Selfies From The Past: Celebrating A Birmingham Community’s Selfies From 40 Years Ago
Derek Bishton/Brian Homer/John Reardon/Handsworth Self Portrait Project

A 1979 photography project asked passers-by to take snaps of themselves using a makeshift studio built on a street in a multicultural Birmingham suburb. A new exhibition of the Handsworth Self Portrait images showcases how people interacted with the idea of the ‘selfie’ 40 years ago. Continue reading »

What Happens When Professional Artists Recreate Kids’ Monster Doodles In Their Own Unique Style

What Happens When Professional Artists Recreate Kids’ Monster Doodles In Their Own Unique Style

We all know that children have vivid imaginations and creative visualization comes pretty naturally to them. However, nowadays lots of children are so into ready-made images from sources such as TV, video games, computers and much more, that it is very important to encourage and inspire children to use their imaginations and explore creativity. Continue reading »

“Weird Faces”: An Algorithm Based Project That Creates An Infinite Collection Of Fun Looking Sketched Faces

"Weird Faces": An Algorithm Based Project That Creates An Infinite Collection Of Fun Looking Sketched Faces

Computer generated images have a certain aesthetics to them that make them immediately recognizable as such by the trained eye. Weird Faces is an attempt to combine my old interest in illustration with programing, to create something procedural that has a truly individual artistic touch to it and is not instantly recognizable as a generative art piece. Even though, the faces look hand-drawn, they are entirely expressed by algorithmic rules. Each face is random, each face is unique. Still, they look similar to my actual hand drawn faces. Continue reading »

“Stage Of Forest”: Futuristic Ski Resort Lookout By Meta-Project

"Stage Of Forest": Futuristic Ski Resort Lookout By Meta-Project

“Stage of Forest” is a lookout and public space situated on a hillside between a forest and the ski slope at the Songhua Lake Resort of Jilin, China. Beijing-based firm Meta-Project was responsible for the project. Continue reading »

This Posterlad Project Is All About Designing Posters. Obviously.

This Posterlad Project Is All About Designing Posters. Obviously.

“Posterlad” is a pure graphic design project created by the Czech designer Vratislav Pecka. Continue reading »

The ‘I’m Tired’ Project Tackles Discrimination With Body Art

The 'I'm Tired' Project Tackles Discrimination With Body Art

Since the summer of 2015, photojournalism venture The ‘I’m Tired’ Project has been revealing the invisible effects of everyday micro-aggressions and assumptions through body art. A creative and visual way to raise awareness of various kinds of intolerance, the project was created by students Paula Akpan and Harriet Evans while they were both attending the University of Nottingham. Continue reading »

“Over Your Skin”: Fascinating Art Project Sees Paint Flow Through Ridges In Human Skin, Creating River-Like Masterpieces

"Over Your Skin": Fascinating Art Project Sees Paint Flow Through Ridges In Human Skin, Creating River-Like Masterpieces

This fascinating art project has seen an artist use the intricacies of human body as his canvas, filming paint in incredible macro detail as it flows through the ridges found in the skin. Continue reading »

Project “New Etno” By Makeup Artist And Stylist Beata Bojda -The Artist Used Traditional Polish Flower Crowns

Project "New Etno" By Makeup Artist And Stylist Beata Bojda -The Artist Used Traditional Polish Flower Crowns

Project ‘New Etno’ is a continuation of a art series made by makeup artist and stylist Beata Bojda and a photographer Ewa Żylińska. Continue reading »

“Geometric Variants”, An Optical Illusion Photography Project By Erika Zolli

"Geometric Variants", An Optical Illusion Photography Project By Erika Zolli

Known for its surreal and dreamlike vision, Erika Zolli’s photography combines the compositional force of abstraction with the emotional power of magical realism, leading those who look to a very particular and completely new aesthetic. Continue reading »

Brazilian Expats Launch Project That Is Going To Change The Face Of Tourism In Berlin

Brazilian Expats Launch Project That Is Going To Change The Face Of Tourism In Berlin

In addition to observing the German city from a totally different and unique point of view, people soon will be able to show the world their hometowns through this new look.

Nicole Plauto and Ligia Fascioni have joined their talents and expertise to found wesen.berlin, a company that will offer a very different way of bringing home a souvenir from the German capital. The project brings together storytelling, illustration, photography, culture, social media, tourism and history, as well as appreciation and respect for diversity. Continue reading »

Disney-Inspired Princesses Painfully Project Real World Problems In Photo Series

Much of your personality is shaped by your surroundings as a kid. Growing up, you could have picked up some behaviors from the people around you and perhaps even from watching many Disney films.

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Disney-Inspired Princesses Painfully Project Real World Problems In Photo Series

For her class project, photography major at Antonelli Institute Shannon Dermody decided to educate adults on real world problems using familiar childhood role models. Continue reading »

Origami Aluminum Lamps Project Feathers And Antlers When Illuminated

Origami Aluminum Lamps Project Feathers And Antlers When Illuminated

When Tel Aviv-based designer Chen Bikovski was growing up she was fascinated by pop-up books, especially engaged with the immersive experience that came with the turn of each page. Interested in transforming this idea to work with her design practice, Bikovski founded Popup Lighting, a series of lamps that turn into magical creatures like deer and peacocks when illuminated. Continue reading »

Yes, This Is The Real-Life Waterworld Project

Yes, This Is The Real-Life Waterworld Project
Tod Seelie

In 2009, Brooklyn street artist Swoon and two dozen or so friends crashed the Venice Biennale contemporary art show in hulking rafts made from New York City garbage. Called the Swimming Cities of Serenissima, the boats looked like something out of the 1990s post-apocalyptic movies “Tank Girl” and “Waterworld” sprinkled with a bit of swamp water. (Swoon said some of the inspiration came from her childhood in Florida.) Continue reading »

New Stunning London Garden Bridge Project

New Stunning London Garden Bridge Project

From an idea of the actress and activist Joanna Lumley, the Garden Bridge project has been finally taken over by the Heatherwick. The bridge will be a 6,000 m2 structure. 2,500 m2 will be covered by a selection of plants coming mostly from Northern Europe, but with some contributions from other continents. Continue reading »

The Tutu Project By Bob Carey

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About 13 years ago photographer Bob Carey and his wife, Linda moved to America’s East Coast. Even though the move was exciting, exhilarating, and inspiring, it was a big and dramatic change. The self portraits were a perfect way of expressing himself. He posed in different surroundings wearing a pink tutu. The result is a wonderful, inspiring and poetic series of self portraits: The Tutu Project. Continue reading »

Photo Project That Proves Beauty Knows No Nationality

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The Ethnic Origins of Beauty” is a photo project by Natalia Ivanova, a Russian photographer and photojournalist. It is dedicated to documenting “the ethnic diversity of mankind, presented through the beauty of women of all ethnic groups of the world.” Continue reading »

A New Design Project Of The Serbian Dinar

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Serbian illustrator Milos Zlatanovic imagined a new visual identity for his country’s currency: the Serbian Dinar. By keeping the color codes of current bills, he chose the give a more illustrated aspect by paying tribute to the fauna of his country with a bear and a bird on 50 and 100 Dinars bills. Continue reading »

The Dog Project: 120 Playful Papier-Mâché Pooches Let Loose On The Beach

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For the Kinsale Arts Festival in County Cork, Ireland, local artist Tom Campbell decided to put a smile on every visitor’s face by creating 120 papier-mâché dogs, with the help of one hundred volunteers, and placing them at various locations around the town. Continue reading »

Neringa Rekasiute’s “We. Women” Photo Project Places Women In the Throes Of A Major Fear — And Is An Ode To Raw Self-Love

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What is a beautiful woman? Our media is full of images, attempting to construct what a perfect woman should look like. Sexualisation and standartisation of a female body in the media have direct negative consequences in the society. Objectivisation of body encourages the society to focus on physical appearance of women instead of embracing their personality and inner feelings. As a consequence, about half of women are dissatisfied with their bodies, which leads to a number of psychological and health problems. Continue reading »

A Photographic Project On The Beauty And Connections Between Animals And Humans

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Coexist” is a not-for-profit photographic project titled focusing on the beauty and connections between animals and humans with the aim to create public awareness of the lives of animals in captivity in circuses and zoos around the world. The images will feature a model posing in multiple shots alongside varied animals currently under the care of Zambi Wildlife Retreat in Sydney – an animal welfare establishment that rescues, rehabilitates and offers shelter to exotic, farm and native animals in need. Continue reading »

Monochrome Bodypainting Project “Exoskeleton”: Brilliantly Textured Body Paintings Turn The Human Form Into A Walking Work Of Art

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Artist Yusk Imai has a long-held fascination with human anatomy, and he displays this reverence for the body in an unconventional painting project called Exoskeleton. The skin is his canvas as hands, arms, legs, and shoulders are covered in intricate textures that mimic reptile scales, brushed metal, and feathers. Imai’s meticulous handling and solid black painting is reminiscent of the blackout-style tattoo trend we’ve recently admired. Unlike those tattoos, however, his work is created with acrylic ink and water-based markers, making its existence fleeting. Continue reading »

A Fascinating Photo Project About The Reflection We Want To See In The Mirror

It’s human nature to desire and, at the same time, be afraid of change. But as technology becomes more advanced, we now have a great opportunity to contemplate changes in our appearance without worrying that the consequences will be permanent. With the help of a retouch artist’s capable hands, you can experiment with your appearance: create an incredible hairstyle or even change your skin tone. Sometimes, this impartial perspective can help you understand that when one of your personal traits disappears, you can lose your individuality. Maybe you’ll even become a different person.

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Polly: ‘I’ve always wanted to have narrower cheekbones, full lips, and a darker skin tone. And thick hair. I think I would be a real beauty!’

Bright Side offered a group of brave people the chance to take part in a photo project that highlights these issues. They explained their ideas for their ideal appearance to a retouch artist and asked them to make them happen. We suggest you take a look at the result and try to find ten differences. Continue reading »

This Fascinating Photo Project Reveals How Our Concerns And Fears Make Us Completely Different People

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Body language is a very powerful tool that we have at our disposal. If you can read the signs, it may help you to communicate more effectively. However, body language can also expose your biggest fears and weaknesses. Our demons can easily turn us into real monsters. Everything we’re scared of and everything we’re ashamed of sometimes makes us feel very insecure about ourselves. Continue reading »